Yellow discoloration of skin and mucosa is seen in poisoning with:
Ans. Nitric acid
Nitric acid poisoning
- Nitric acid is a poisonous clear-to-yellow liquid. It is chemical known as a caustic. If it contacts tissues, it can cause injury.
- Nitric acid is corrosive, and can cause severe burns.
- Its vapor is corrosive to the respiratory tract, and may cause pulmonary edema that could prove fatal.
- On contact with skin, liquid splashes with nitric acid may produce severe burns. These burns usually take on a characteristic yellowish hue.